El último judío has ratings and reviews. Bettie☯ said: Description: Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, all Jews are to be exiled from. El Último Judío has ratings and reviews. Anna said: The story is that, upon the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, young Yonah Toledano is left. El Ultimo Judio by Noah Gordon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Each time, some incident forces him to keep on the move. Lists with This Book. Gordon certainly did his research, but does a pretty poor job of incorporating historical information into the story.

I’m glad of the recommendation. Islamic Spain was not a utopia. Jun 12, Lawrence Schwimmer rated it it was amazing. Yonah Toledano is put through a series of terrible events, but the author wants the reader to root for him. The story is utterly predictable in its plod forward.

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Read more Read less. I loved this book as a way to familiarize myself with the judii of Spain. Anna rated it did not like it Mar 13, Yeliz rated it did not like it Jun 12, I was also disappointed with the place that Yonah’s Judaism took in his life. As a lonely shepherd on a mountaintop he hurls snatches of almost forgotten Hebrew at the stars, as an apprentice armorer he learns to fight like a Christian knight.


The Last Jew by Noah Gordon.

Yonah is a Jew until the end, but ultimately, he adapts. Pero las cosas como son: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sonia Reifs rated it did not like it Jul 16, This is a wonderfully absorbing historical novel about people and the central character, a Jew living during the 15th century and the Spanish Inquisition.

Como siempre nos deleita con una lectura entretenida, fresca y muy bien documentada. The bad time began for Bernado Espina on a day when air hung heavy as iron and the arrogant sunshine was a curse.

Orphaned Yonah manages to stay and learn physician’s skills from a mentor. Aliona rated it it was ok Dec 16, Open Preview See a Problem?

El último judío by Noah Gordon (1 star ratings)

Ferdinand and Isabella kick all the Jews out of Spain and this book tells the story of one who stayed behind in hiding. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He travels far and wide on his trusty bur If you’re like me and don’t know a lot about lateth-century Spain, this novel is a nice accessible little history lesson. Yonah moves around Spain rather freely in an era when most people barely left their own villages in their lifetimes.

Aectl rated it it was ok Feb 11, I read The Physician by this same author years ago and bits and pieces have come back at odd times to haunt me. Things just happen, almost perfunctorily, to Yonah, and he seems godron to fall into lucky situations.


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El Ultimo Judio

Not being a teenager any more changed my perspective on this book greatly. Finally, as a man living in a time and land where danger from the Inquisition is everywhere, he deals with the questions that mark his past. It started off as a whodunit, became a picaresque novel about a wanderer who has adventures and finally a book that reminded me of Greek tragedy because destiny or the Fates seemed to play a rather relentless role.

The story is that, upon the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, young Yonah Toledano is left alone as the last Jew in Spain highly doubtful! One small element that was a big distraction for me was the author’s treatment of women. The Last Jew is the second book by Gordon that I’ve read in recent months. I have mixed feelings about this book. Toiling at manual labor, he desperately tries mudio cling to his memories of a vanished culture.

As to the book itself, I found the pace a little uneven and the story thinned out in points to test my powers of believability. gordoh